P. Merven

Trainer: M. Patrick Merven

Patrick Merven met with success when he was trainer for the ex-Wahed Essa stable. However, he found things very tough when he opened his own stable, winning just a single race during his first season.

Since 2011 though, things have gone well for him, as he has regularly finished in the top four in the Trainers’ standings. After a challenging 2016, he will be hoping for better things this season.

Trainer since: 1995 (Absent fron 2004 to 2006)

Stables : Merven and Wahed Essa (1995)

Record (as at 31st December 2016): 334 wins and 1101 places for 3356 nominations and gains amounting to Rs. 71,728,250

Best Season: 2014 (47 wins and 149 placings for 438 runners and Stakesmoney amounting to Rs. 12, 523,000).

Jockey: J. Winks

Past performances
Year Eff Winners Rank Entries Wins 2nd 3rd 4th Unplaced Stakes Money (Rs) Cups %1sts Seq1 Seq2
2016 39 16 5 192 28 25 23 20 96 6538000 17 14.6 17 2
2015 57 22 3 329 30 35 52 46 166 8922000 21 9.1 36 3
2014 60 29 2 438 47 47 54 48 242 12523000 22 10.7 26 5
2013 61 28 2 427 46 48 51 55 227 12243000 30 10.8 21 2
2012 49 22 4 318 38 33 47 32 168 8727000 17 11.9 44 3
List of horses
# Horse Pedigree Age Rating
1 Beat The Retreat ARGONAUT - SPRING LILAC - 70
2 Fortissimo FORT BELUGA - DANCING RHAPSODY 5 53
3 Belenos JUDPOT(USA) - SUNSET SAILS - 53
4 Nation Builder TOREADOR (IRE) - FRANGIPANI - 52
5 Sir Earl Grey THE SHEIK - ODYSSEY 5 51
6 Beluga ARGONAUT - CASHMERE'n CAVIAR 4 51
7 Down Under FORT WOOD (USA) - LADY BRONZER (USA) 5 49
8 Tanjiro KAHAL (GB) - TRISTRAM'S FROLIC - 49
9 Soldier's Code WESTERN WINTER (USA) - BARDOT - 48
10 In The Loop OVERLOAD (AUS) - SILVER HALO - 45
11 Guilty As Charged BEZRIN (USA) - MS GOLDFINGER 5 42
12 Kruger Rand GOLDKEEPER (USA) - DUCHESS DRIVE 8 39
13 Moi Power BRAVE TIN SOLDIER (USA) - MOI PARK (AUS) 5 38
14 Talbec HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE) - LOVINGONYOURMIND - 38
15 Triad Of Fortune JAY PEG - SUPER RADIANCE 5 37
16 Seeking The Dream OVERLOAD (USA) - DOLLY ROCKER 6 36
17 Colonel Bling TIGER RIDGE (USA) - LADY BLING 5 34
18 Global Flyer STRAVINSKY (USA) - FLEDGED (AUS) - 34
19 Ice Run WESTERN WINTER (USA) - BLUE LACE AGATE - 34
20 Roman Society GREAT BRITAIN (GB) - RECONDITE - 34
21 Avail VISIONAIRE (USA) - GRAIL MAIDEN (AUS) 4 33
22 Criss Cross Man WINDRUSH (USA) - LASSITER 4 33
23 Marron HORSE CHESTNUT - FLUTTER BYE - 32
24 Gold Coast Captain CAPTAIN AL - MING GOLD - 31
25 Kentucky Bluegrass DYNASTY - CASEY KENTUCKY 6 29
26 Bridegroom Bertie ALBERT HALL (GB) - CONSUL'S BRIDE 5 29
27 Seven League Boots MAMBO IN SEATTLE (USA) - SOUTHERN CROSS (ARG) 4 29
28 Gold Medalist A P ANSWER (USA) - RUN FOR FAME (AUS) - 26
29 Gstaad NATIONAL EMBLEM - ME'N YOU - 26
30 Jungle Path PATHFORK (USA) - JUNGLE ASSEMBLY - 26
31 Varadiso VAR (USA) - PARADISO - 26
32 Jullidar JUST AS WELL (USA) - LYDARA (USA) 4 24
33 Fyrkat STRONGHOLD (GB) - HABIB LAZIZA (BRZ) 6 20
34 Mighty Lion LION TAMER - LA PIGEONNE 7 19